Human rights play a key role in the determination of criminal law. And as an EU citizen, you are free to move and cross borders. But, would criminal proceedings be initiated against you, are your rights the same wherever you are? Do you always get a translation of the proceedings initiated against you in another… More New Directives on Defence Rights in the EU: Towards Progress?
Lord Neuberger’s recent speech concerning the relationship between the UK and the EU (and in particular the European Courts) is timely, although perhaps surprising. One on hand timely, due to the current calls for the UK to reconsider its relationship with Europe as allegations that it intrudes too much on the everyday lives of UK… More Lord Neuberger’s Speech: UK’s Antagonism with the EU and the Consequences
“Suddenly somebody rang the door. People outside were shouting that Berkin’s head is broken and that we should come down immediately. When I went out there was thick teargas and there were police in the street. It was hard to see what was happening. Berkin’s friends had already taken him to the hospital. By the… More Can the use of teargas be considered as a human rights violation? : A critical analysis on the policing of the Gezi Park protests
Introduction In a state which prides itself to be a cradle of fundamental rights and freedoms, there has been much controversy about how strong this tradition is and how the rights of the public are genuinely intertwined within the law in the 21st Century. There is a constant battle of interests, on one side the freedom… More The Breakdown of the Cradle of Rights
I cannot write this article without paying a tribute to Nelson Mandela who I regard as an inspiring human rights advocate. May he rest in peace. 1. Introduction In the past centuries, it was acceptable for adults, predominantly women and slaves, to be corporally punished. This is no longer the case today.… More Corporal Punishment of Children – the Evolutionary Approach of International Law
a. Introduction “No one should be under any doubt – prisoners are not getting the vote under this government.”.[i] There is little uncertainty concerning David Cameron’s stance on the controversial matter of prisoners’ voting rights. The debate is an ethical impasse, evoking strong responses from both sides of the argument. Consequently a wide range of… More Hirst v United Kingdom (No.2) : A Danger for Both the UK and Europe
Since this summer, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) seems to give new hopes to social rights defenders. Although there is an expressly provided European right to housing, it is to be found in Article 31 of the Social Charter of the Council of Europe, i.e. a soft-law instrument. In the case-law of the… More ECHR and Housing Rights: a New Move?